The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
I like university professors, but you know, we shouldn't hold them up as the high-water mark of all human achievement. They're just a form of life, another form of life.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Our true nationality is mankind.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.